On February 25, employees and guests of School of Business of BSU took part in “Once upon a time at Maslenitsa, School met to celebrate!” ethnic festival of Belarusian culture and cuisine. A lot of people, big and small, get together in “R Park” activity park to see the winter off and to welcome the spring, meanwhile preserving cultural values and national traditions.
Members of Navaselle culture and leisure centre provided participants of the festival with atmosphere of outdoor festivities. Once the performers said "Greetings, Folks! Marvel at the wonder!” the wonder happened - legs broke into a dance on their own to tunes of “Lyavoniha” and “Why shan’t I sing.” Cheery performers initiated people into traditions and exercises of Maslenitsa, taught to execute Belarusian national dances and regaled participants of the festival with buttered crepes.
In the interims between vigorous dances, dancing contests and walk-arounds, participants saw off the winter and welcomed the spring.
As a follow-up to theatricalised show was traditional ceremony and the centrepiece of the festival - incineration of Maslenitsa jackstraw.
Thanks to the efforts of School of Business cafeteria employees, all the participants of the ethnic fest was facilitated with tasty treats. Copious fish broth, hot tea, shish-kebabs traditional crepes, which represents the Sun, which shines brighter and brighter, lengthening the day, didn’t left guests indifferent.
Everyone was able to get comfortable near gramps and nanny in ethnic garbs, surrounded with fire pots, bread rings and rooster candies, and take vibey pics in theme-based Photo Booth.
Employees of the Department of Legal and Humanitarian Disciplines tirelessly entertained people and run funny contests and relays all the time of the event. All the participants of ethnic fest were engaged in organised contests, everyone found something what they like to do: try yourself in darts competition, go picking mushrooms and berries, collecting items placed in hoops, and many other theme-based competitions. Winners were receiving “local currency” - tokens of fortune, which was exchanged for gifts and branded souvenirs of School of Business on a local fair.
National games and contests also cams into the picture. Employees took part in laser tag game and quest.
Ethnic festival ended with rewarding of active participants and winners of competitions. Young guests also haven’t gone unnoticed - there was a special "Snowball” category for creating of picturesque snow figures during the celebration.
There was some surprises for participants. Certificates of fortune of School of Business of BSU with unique incentives was raffled off. The awardees joked: “Wow! It’s better than Benz truck.”
Snow is falling quietly, bright smiles, children’s laughter, hearty conversations and funny games charged everyone with high spirits and positive emotions for upcoming spring.